Quality mark for pubs: Visit England in conjunction with the British Beer and Pub Association has launched a quality rating scheme for pubs. View >

Dry January: Public Health England has put out a press release encouraging consumers not to drink alcohol in January. View >

Parliamentary Committee to explore Business Rates: The Communities and Local Government Select Committee is to investigate Government proposals to devolve setting of business rates. View >

New website to tackle betting related corruption in sport: The Sports Minister and Gambling Commission have welcomed action by the Association of British Bookmakers. View >

EU Regulators publish joint statement on parcel deliveries: Groupings of EU member state regulators for post and package deliveries have made a joint statement of intentions re transparency and charges. View >

Soft drinks on children’s TV: Sustain has published a study highlighting the prevalence of soft drinks during children’s programming. View >

Update on CEN standards: The Government Chemist has published an update on changes to various standards, including those on chemical safety of toys. View >

Public Services Ombudsman: The Cabinet Office has published the outcome of its recent consultation and is to proceed to set up a single Public Ombudsman service. View >